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24 October, 2014

Cranswick moves into poultry with Yorkshire purchase

Pork processors Cranswick will make its first move into poultry with the acquisition of a fellow Yorkshire firm Benson Park.

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has responded to a BBC article. Do people know where their chicken comes from?, which looks at intensive chicken farming in the UK.

Wales’ deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans attended the Welsh stand at Sial Paris this year, and launched a multilingual DVD to promote Welsh meat to different markets.

UK pork producer Tulip is to relaunch its iconic bacon brand, Danepak, early next year.

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Despite sliding profits in the first half of the year, Devro has released its third-quarter (Q3) statement showing trading is “in line with expectations”.

Sir Richard Broadbent is to step down as Tesco’s chairman after a gross overstatement of profits totalling £263m.

Meat remains a very important part of the UK export mix, and the priority of the UK government is to open new markets, according to Defra secretary of state Elizabeth Truss.

UK producers are failing to grasp the opportunity presented by cow beef in the French market, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Remi Fourrier.

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has announced it has donated £8,000 to three UK charities.

One Bedfordshire goose farm has opened its doors for the British Goose Producers’ (BGP’s) annual walk.

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

A new £1m project to help integrate electronic identification technology for Welsh sheep farmers is proving popular, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has claimed.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has rewarded a French importer for its commitment to Scotch Lamb.

A study into sperm count and diet found vegetarian men to have significantly lower sperm motility and concentration.

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A shot in the foot?

29 August, 2014

norman bagleyWell, well, how to misjudge the public mood! Unison, having spent weeks scaremongering the public about threats to public health by those awful abattoirs who would knowingly ignore oceans of contamination on carcases now look as if they have shot themselves and their members slap bang in the foot.

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European countries should work together to compete on the global meat market, with a focus on superior quality, a senior advisor has told GlobalMeatNews.

Exports of beef, pork and broiler meat are expected to see a rise next year, according to the latest biannual report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service – Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade.

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock to neighbouring Colombia. The trade is pushing down Colombian prices, putting consumers at risk and threatening the country’s hopes of becoming an export nation.

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